Portland nano-cidery Cider Riot is moving out of founder Abram Goldman-Armstrong’s backyard garage to a new building at 807 NE Couch St, just a block away from Burnside Brewing Co. Founded in February 2014, Cider Riot has done a remarkable job getting its ciders into local breweries and bottleshops in the region from its tiny production space off of 60th and E Burnside.
The new building is 7,300 square feet and will have 30bbl tanks from local Metalcraft Fabrication and a public tasting room. Cider Riot has been gearing up for this for a while, trying to find a space, bringing on a professional brewer to help, and signing distribution with Maletis Beverage.
2016 looks to be a big year for Cider Riot. The company plans to soft open the new space in time for the national CiderCon in Portland on February 5th (nearly 2 years to the day that Cider Riot first debuted) with live music by cider-themed band Skimmity Hitchers.